Lecture 11: Islamic Fundamentalism
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It is timely to explore the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and how that has resulted in the rise of Osama bin Laden and recent terrorist activities. An effective response to this movement will require a Christian presence among Muslims around the world.
II. Historical Background
1924 - Abolishment of the Caliphate by Ataturk
1928 - The Muslim Brotherhood
1954 - Nasser becomes president of Egypt
1965 - Signposts on the Road by Sayid Qutb
1967 - Six Day War
1979 - Iranian Revolution
1979 - Invasion of Afghanistan by U.S.S.R.
1979 - Sadat signs Peace Treaty with Israel
1980 - The Neglected Duty by Faraj
1981 - Sadat is assassinated
1983 - Attack on Marine barracks in Beirut
1989 - U.S.S.R. leaves Afghanistan
1991 - Gulf War
1993 - Bombing of the World Trade Towers
1996 - Rise of the Taliban
1998 - Bombing of embassies in Kenya and Tanzania
2001 - Bombing of World Trade Towers and Pentagon
III. The Ladenese Epistles - Five Themes
A. Defeat of Arabs in Six Day War
B. Bitterness toward the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia
C. Iranian Revolution
D. Lesson of the invasion of Afghanistan
E. The U.S. presence in Saudi Arabia
IV. A Christian Strategy
For more on Islamic Fundamentalism, go to "Introduction to Islam" in the Leadership Education section of this site:
Lecture #11 - Sufism and Sufi Orders"
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